González, José - Open Book Lyrics




I feel just like an open book,
Exposing myself in this neighborhood
Talking to people as if I'd knew them well
Thinking that everyone has come through different kinds of hell

Lately I've found myself in doubt
Asking myself what it's all about
What am I doing here, what's this leading to?
What's the point of it all, without you?

Well, I've got promises to keep
Like a cat I know I'll land upon my feet
Each time I fall

Every now and then in dreams
By the river 'neath our tree
Leaves in yellow, red and brown
I hear you whisper in my ear
Your love belongs to everyone

I feel just like an open book
A couple of words was all it took
In front of a bright white canvas
Staring vacantly now free, against my will

A drifting vessel in the storm
Pushed around from shore to shore
I know there's so much left to see
I know I have so much left to give

But the memories remain
Yet the scars don't feel the same
Filling pages one by one
In the warmth of other suns





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  1. บ้านลุงกู.17 : 59 run.

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  3. gunthertheczech

    Similar to the thing in yeasayer's madder red music video. Worth checking out.

  4. Lucrezia Di Cocco

    I like.
    I love.
    I understand.

    👊🏻

  5. alsrg

    Its toxicity of the immune system, a parasitic entity grown from toxic thoughts and feelings: self deprecation, shame, and overidentification with our shortcomings and cluelessness that have fed this creature like a tapeworm that feeds off what nutrients are meant for us, not it. It is so well fed by jose that it has grown too large for him to contain without artifice; like containing our darkness can sometimes be a task too daunting for us to successfully be joyful and productive members of the human family. Cut the parasite off and be free.

  6. SUBOJIT Chatterjee

    এটা কি জিনিস

  7. Muniz Sims

    Thank Red Dead Redemption for introducing me to this amazing singer-songwriter

    Timothy Warford

    Same here! His song Crosses is also in Life is Strange! Also a really great song.

    Miles Williams

    Same. He's one of my favorites ever now. I saw him live in August. It was amazing.

  8. Alexander Eakins

    I had a horrifying nightmare. I’d been talking to someone important to me, whose been struggling with addiction, and we were messaging on these weird devices, kinda like an etchosketch. It felt alive though. She asked me, as though she were there in the room, “Wow. Did I fall asleep so early at like 8?”

    I said. “No. You slept all day.”

    I think I went to type “don’t you remember” but she’d been sending a reply when the screen, up until that point bright and yellow, as I said, almost alive, cracked and instantly went blank and dull.

    I knew what it meant. She’d died. I screamed in terror and, true to nightmares of this nature, there was no sound. I ran to my car because I had to see her without even putting my shoes on. But the windshield glass was broken. I ran back inside to get my shoes, not even realizing I was still holding the broken “etchosketch”.

    Blood red letters appear on it saying, “SHE’S DEAD”. I hurled it against a wall hoping it would shatter. It didn’t, and I woke up.

    This song was in my head afterward.

    When I saw the video, for the first time in well over a year, I understood it was because of that thing. It’s kinda horrifying. My mind connects this song with horror. Weird.

  9. phoenix

    i don't understant the video but the song is great

  10. Paul Wilson

    like the video loved the whistling arse.

  11. micheal june

    wtfffff is that loooooool

  12. Liz McLean Knight

    I'm going to take the side of the serious Jose Gonzalez critics on this one and sHOLY MOTHER OF ALL THAT IS HOLY YOUR LUGGAGE IS EATING MY LEGwhoahHOLYSHITsomeonecallth

    Liz McLean Knight

    rwtv eawae wv

  13. frank huang

    oh he got sexy bodyhair <3~~

  14. Charles Copeland

    Eraserhead has got nothing on this song.

  15. Idk, something edgy

    So... a sentient tumour?

  16. Ronnie T

    I feel really sad for that... "thing". Whatever it is

  17. Elinda Rose

    LYRICS EVERYONE

    I feel just like an open book,
    Exposing myself in this neighborhood
    Talking to people as if I'd knew them well
    Thinking that everyone has come through different kinds of hell

    Lately I've found myself in doubt
    Asking myself what it's all about
    What am I doing here, what's this leading to?
    What's the point of it all, without you?

    Well, I've got promises to keep
    Like a cat I know I'll land upon my feet
    Each time I fall

    Every now and then in dreams
    By the river 'neath our tree
    Leaves in yellow, red and brown
    I hear you whisper in my ear
    Your love belongs to everyone

    I feel just like an open book
    A couple of words was all it took
    In front of a bright white canvas
    Staring vacantly now free, against my will

    A drifting vessel in the storm
    Pushed around from shore to shore
    I know there's so much left to see
    I know I have so much left to give

    But the memories remain
    Yet the scars don't feel the same
    Filling pages one by one
    In the warmth of other suns

  18. Ben James

    I was high af before I hit play and I wasn't ready for this

  19. Chris Simes

    Dude is whistling out of his buttmouth!!!😂😂

  20. T.J.

    The blood sucking thing is better at whistling than I am

  21. Baiweyy Hand

    This creature to me represents the ugliness inside of him, in fact the ugliness inside of everyone. It hangs onto him as though it won't let go. It is an unusual video i admit, but in a way it shows meaning well at least to me.

  22. NadeemHayek

    What's this creature or what does it symbolize?

    Felisberto Tavares

    I gess he is carrying a heavy load of feelings and memories that became a monster, and he is trying to leave it behind

    ZeroPhoenix

    THANK YOU! OMG I WAS SO CONFUSED

  23. Kaan Gülten

    love it...!

  24. DNKOTOR

    Sounds a bit like Bert Jansch, nice! Frickin creepy video though.

  25. Sidney Smith

    its flash delirium meets congratulations jose Gonzalez style ;)

  26. Barthemius

    wtf is that clip ?

  27. Mae Richard

    Habitat for humanity :)

  28. Soukaina Laf

    what a great song

  29. Paco Brightside

    joder que buena cancion <3 pero neta que puto asco con esa cosa xd

  30. arubybluebird

    somehow this music video makes me love him more. you are a blessing, josé gonzález.

  31. Clarebear73 Cooper

    love you shump Shirley. for ever in MY HEART x xxx ❤💋❤💋

  32. Darío Flores

    La boca de esa cosa es un ano.

  33. Lastkajen

    Tip for future me: DON'T watch this stoned!

    Tack för bra musik José!

  34. Natalia Gómez Cuevas

    Prefiero pensar que la cosa, es un panqueque gigante de dulce de leche. Por otro lado, siempre escuchar a José González me lleva a mi esencia, es como leer a Berger o contemplar un cuadro de Hiroshige. Todo esto no le importa a nadie, solo a mi, y eso es lo que cuenta.

    arubybluebird

    +Natalia Gómez Cuevas :)

  35. Mario Rugeles

    What's that monster?, Anxiety?, Depression? Addiction?

  36. Daniel Jimenez Afanador

    What a great video!

  37. Tatum Thomas

    His distorted artwork is absolutely entertaining. Love abstract stuff

  38. theoneandonlyjulian

    DDare you to bring your creature to ACL for photo ops!

  39. goodhitsofthesummer

    That whistling things mouth looks like an asshole.

  40. Fer Baez

    I think that everyone "carries" with something we don't like (the creature that is carried by José) and it bothers us. The video has a nice ending, because José leaves the creature, he somehow got over the thing that bothers him, so as we are supposed to do. It's a really good song, have a nice day.

  41. ColdAsFire

    looks like Bright Eyes met Kansas, First Day of My Life mixed with Dust in the Wind

    Erasmo Lopes

    +MatthewEvans1777 wow!

    TehNariek

    +MatthewEvans1777 I was just thinking that the chord progression/ picking pattern sounded like Dust in the Wind.

  42. Joanne Stazio

    We all have that "thing" that we feel like we have to care for and drag around.
    That's my 2 cents on the video.

  43. Dallas Dwayne

    Alright guys. Let's hear some theories on the meaning behind this video and what that *ahem* creature symbolizes.

    Michael Black

    +Dallas Dwayne Mario Rugeles My guess is yes. All of the above, or perhaps simply a metaphor for a crutch of any kind. I think the video highlights the duality of a unhealthy relationship between a person and ______. Alcoholics loves alcohol and yet they are (usually) completely aware of its toxicity in their lives. Those that suffer from anxiety and depression know that it isn't healthy; no one has to tell them. Yet, walking outside seems so terrifying that the bed seems like an oasis in a desert. In the video we see Jose actually bathing the mysterious entity (showing compassion for it). Yet he also appears to want to hide it (keeping it hidden in a box, only letting it out when he is alone). It is attached to him, and it goes where ever he goes; that is until the severance-which seems to be as important as it is bloody and gooey, considering the amount of time we have to simply watch the remnants of the attachment ( possibly symbolizing the pain of finally choosing to fight with whatever vexes us). Course...this IS all just a theory. I could be way off and it turn out to be something to do with a statement about the harms of nuclear bombing....who the hell knows with subjective art....

  44. The3erkalo

    Henenlotter's "Basket case" :)

    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Greenday's "basket case" LOL

  45. TheLuckMusic

    Beautiful mate!

  46. Pedro RF

    Is that some kind of plan to start buying CD's? The video is so horrible that no one will ever share it or see it again? So, if you really want to hear the music again, You'll have to hear it from a CD? So U don't get sick? Is that it?

    Rudy Z

    +GreenZoig or you could oh I don't know.. minimize the page? fail joke is a fail

  47. UKissfan0330

    the instrumental of this songs sounds similar to another song but I cant quite get the name of the song in my head!

    Lau

    "dust in the wind"?

    UKissfan0330

    @Lau PA yeah I realized

    Loic Fleurot

    @Lau PA youre right!

    Lucas Petrelli

    Dust in the wind?

  48. SwagyMotion

    DA FAK...

  49. Charlotte Whitt

    Beautiful song ... this "thing" thing just made my day LOL

  50. Miguel Osvaldo

    Me encanta.

  51. 中西奏太

    怖い・・・

  52. YazourAU

    I like his music.  I can't stand his videos.  It is embarrassing to share them.

  53. Scott Goulet

    That is one weird looking thing.

  54. Satan

    it is strange,but beautiful video.

  55. chelsea

    As soon as that first note was hit, I had goosebumps all over and started crying! I know I'm weird...I just freaking LOVE this song, and all of the rest of José Gonzales's songs :3

  56. Daniel Araújo Ribeiro

    🔝 as usual.Em Português:Top como sempre

  57. Tamir Erdene-Ochir

    nice music. but WTF is that dickshaped thing?

    Dallas Dwayne

    @Tamir Erdene-Ochir Right? Did it symbolize something?

    Call Me Nighthawk

    @Dallas Dwayne I think it symbolizes his insecurities and as he feels like an open book, he always carries them with him. People can see his flaws and they own him but in the end he breaks away and leaves his insecurities behind.

    Darcy B

    +Call Me Nighthawk Thank you. I loved the song but found the video disturbing. It makes a bit more sense to me now. Felt totally different when I watched it after seeing your post.

    ClaraFreesky

    Read the video description, it's all explained there

    Jeff Doe

    Some Dark Souls shit right there.

  58. gunwed

    nice song keep going José González ;D

  59. Marcos Vincius

    great song, but what's this thing .-.

  60. Maximus

    Alrighty then.

    alsrg

    Word m8

    hatch707

    yea hard wth i liked this song this video killed it

  61. Stanley TilyardFrench

    an amazing video for an amazing song by an amazing artist!
    ill be seeing you in London soon, so excited!

  62. Alyssa H

    Good song but what was that thing supposed to be? I'm curious.☺

    Sushi Uchiha

    @Alyssa loves happiness it's your toy...

  63. Zach Derbas

    That thing was good at whistling..!!

  64. Northingbud

    This is a strange video, but I love the song.

  65. yan zil

    Always!!! Always gives me chills! Thank you sir for this!

    Greetings from the Philippines

    Rudy Z

    +yan zil does the video or the "thing" give you chills?!